Consul General Lacroix in South Bend to talk Midwest, France, and cooperations
February 7, Consul General Lacroix made a trip to South Bend, Indiana, where he met with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, discussed various current issues at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame University, and visited the French language program at Saint Joseph High School.
"Great conversation with Pete Buttigieg about the Midwest and its cities, exchange of local good practices between France and America, education opportunities and the key role of mayors in the fight for climate," Consul General Lacroix.
Consul General Lacroix was greeted by Monica Caro, Manager of Operations and Anthony Monta, Associate Director. He offered remarks on French and European issues as part of the Nanovic Institute’s Conversations with Diplomats lecture series. He discussed topics including the role of France on the international scene today with a group of students enrolled in the "Writing with Media in France", a class taught in French by French and American scholar, filmmaker and author Olivier Morel, and shared his views on Europe’s role in Africa as part of Post Doctoral Fellow Mark Kettler’s "What is Europe?" class.
He also met with Louis MacKenzie, Associate Professor of French, Alison Rice, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Director of the Institute for Scholarship program and Sonja Stojanovic, Assistant Professor of French, Concurrent Faculty of Gender Studies Program.
Visit of Saint Joseph High School founded in 1953.
"Thank you Saint Joe High School for giving me the opportunity to visit the French classes. Future leaders. Future ambassadors of the French-American relations and beyond," Consul General Lacroix.
"My goal is to relate your community - not just your country - but your community to my country" - Mr. Guillaume Lacroix to Madame Weld’s French class.